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Children’s Hour: Happy Birthday Winnie!

Children’s Hour is a feature posted every Thursday here at Lucybird’s Book Blog. Children’s Hour is my time for reviewing children’s picture books. In my job in a nursery I encounter lots of children’s books, and these are the books I use for Children’s Hour.

You can find links to past Children’s Hour posts here.

I’d love to hear everybody’s experiences of the books I review too, and feel free to post me a link to your own reviews, I’d love to make this a bit interactive.

The image (if you were wondering) is taken from Shirley’s Hughes’ Alfie and Annie-Rose books which I loved as a child.

I remember reading the original Winnie the Witch book as a child (we had the computer game too), so I was interested to see another in the series, Happy Birthday Winnie! when one of the kids brought it in for Children’s Book Week. I can’t honestly say I know why she brought it in. We had asked for favourite books, and maybe she picked it out herself, but she wasn’t very interested in it, and the other kids lost interest too when we tried to read it as a group. It’s not that it’s a bad book. It’s quite funny, and the pictures are good. It’s just a bit too old for the two year olds, some of pre-school might cope.

Buy Happy Birthday Winnie!:

Paperback (£4.49)

Paperback with CD (£7.96)

Kindle (£4.27)

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